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My Favorite Turkey & Potato Hash

This turkey and potato hash is the perfect way to use the left overs from either Thanksgiving or Christmas.

My Favorite turkey and potato hash

Printable Recipe:  Turkey & Potato Hash

One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is the seemingly non ending turkey left overs.  I always feel like the father in A Christmas Story drooling over the cooked turkey before the neighborhood dogs got to it! So excited for the week of left overs.

This recipe is one that my mother always used to do.  It is easy and has a mild salty turkey flavor.  That is just the way I like it.  My husband is fond of spicier dishes so he just adds some jalapeno peppers on the plate and loves the combination just as well.  I always make enough of this so that I have left overs for the left overs the following day.  (that is how much I love this dish!)

To make the dish you start by boiling potatoes (or used those left over from Thanksgiving.)  I always make a potato and cheese casserole so I don’t have left over potatoes.)

mash the potatoes

When the potatoes are done, mash them coarsely. (that’s right…mash them.) Set them aside.

cook the onions and garlicNext, cook onions and garlic in extra virgin olive oil and 1 tbsp butter until the onion is translucent.  While it is cooking dice the left over turkey into fairly small chunks.

add the turkeyWhen the onion is done, add the turkey pieces and combine well until the turkey gets nice and warm.  Add the extra butter.

add the mashed potatoesNow mix in the mashed potatoes and stir to combine well.   Cook until the potatoes start to turn brown just a bit for best taste.

close up of the hashThe whole dish only takes about 30 minutes or so, including cooking the potatoes so it is perfect for those days after Thanksgiving when time is taken up with other holiday chores.

My favorite turkey and potato hash.Serve it with whatever veggies are left over from Thanksgiving and enjoy!

Yield: 6 servings

My Favorite Turkey Hash

My Favorite Turkey Hash

This simple to make turkey hash is the perfect way to use left overs from Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 3 large potatoes (left over from Thanksgiving is fine, or just boil some new ones
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups of turkey. chopped
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • dash cracked black pepper.or to taste.
  • Garnish: Spiced jalapenos peppers (optional)


  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water, if you do not have left overs from the day before. Mash them and set them aside.
  2. While the potatoes are boiling, heat 1 tbsp butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic and cook and other minute or so.
  3. Stir in the chopped turkey, and cook until the turkey is heated through. Add the remaining butter to the pan and stir well.
  4. Mix in the mashed potatoes and stir well until combined. Cook over medium high heat until well cooked. I like the potatoes to get slightly browned for a bit of extra texture.
  5. Serve with whatever left over veggies you have from Thanksgiving. If you like things a bit more spicy, add a side of spiced jalapenos peppers.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 371Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 634mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 24g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.


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